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Federal judge rejects ACA preventive care coverage, appeal likely

Posted On: Mar. 31, 2023 10:01 AM CST

A federal judge in Texas who previously ruled to dismantle the Affordable Care Act struck down a narrower but key part of the nation’s health law March 30 that requires most insurers to cover preventive services that include screenings for cancer, diabetes and mental health, the Associated Press reports. Other no-cost services, including HIV screenings, are also affected under the ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor. Experts cautioned that insurers are unlikely to stop any coverage immediately. The Biden administration was expected to appeal and seek a stay of the ruling.